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Frank Zappa On Crossfire, 1986-03-28

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Frank Zappa On Crossfire, 1986-03-28

Publication date 1986


Reviewer: eclectic visualist - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2010
Subject: Outofsight! But is it really public domain?

Great debate, and of course the good guy won, Zappa!

Does anyone know if this is really public domain?
Reviewer: smokeythecat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2010
Subject: Just as I thought it would be.
I figured anything with Zappa would be funny and I was right. It is amazing how ignorant people can be and it is scary that people are evan more ignorant now. As much as this was amusing it is at the same time sad, that this is what the human race always was and will most likely always be. It's too bad Frank is gone.
Reviewer: Nikonwilly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2009
Subject: The genus of Zappa
When a intellectual musical genus, free thinking social activist,self made millionaire debates Constitutional freedoms with a ignorant, biased,ass kissing corporate's apt to be a humorous one sided ,ass kicking affair.
Such a treat watching someone who has no fear of the truth. RIP FZ....Such a brilliant human being.
Reviewer: kruzer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2009
Subject: Frank is correct
What an idiotic proposal; censor as what being said. That idiot who brough up Hitler and said it was words that promted the burning of the jews. Zappa should have said, yeah, and Hitler had a censorship and book burning as well.
There you go.

These advocates of government control over your life are dangerous, as we have now with Obama and his pre-communist agenda. (His mentor was a Marxist)
Obviously people not interested in loosing their freedom, until it's gone.

We need more Frank Zappa who are not afraid and say what he means, to protect your freedom of expression.
Reviewer: HMWells - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 4, 2009
Subject: 2o years on...
and it's still the "words" that are the problem....maybe it is time to convert our language to numbers....
Reviewer: drp2p - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2009
Subject: We love you Zappa
I was so pissed at listening to that old fool John Lofton I sent him an email. (Yea..he is alive)
"Mr. Lofton,
I just watched the 03 - 28 - 1986 your interview of Frank Zappa On Crossfire. I must say that your position is the most ignorant and backward I have ever heard. I cannot express how disturbed I am, as an educated American, with the ideology you presented. Zappa's prediction of a Theocratic Fascist government is actually here, brought about by Reagan and carried on by Bush clan. What a fuck'n accurate prediction."

Here the address:
And website:
Reviewer: bluesriot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 7, 2008
Subject: Conservative theocracy
Man oh man did Zappa see that coming. People pushing so-called Christianity down everyones throat's along with a couple of meds to numb their minds so they will just sit quietly in their little cubicle and let the tax money they pay bail out the corporatocracy ,while women and children are forced to live in cardboard boxes in the goddamn fucking street. Frank was right about those seven words, it starts when we are young, the first thing they want to do is control certain words, all the while it's the ideas that they are really after, control our ideas, thou shall not kill, except if they have oil under their sand ,they all bets are off. Too bad Darfur had no oil or any other apparent strategic value, shame on this country for letting that go on, that massacre, where are all the holocaust people now, silently somewhere counting their profits???
Reviewer: D. Blodgett - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2008
Subject: Please save us from....
This interview, amongst other things, is a great example of how a rational guy is 'Talked At' by self proclaimed conservative woks, pushing an agenda, rather then having a discussion on the Topic that was to be discussed in the first place. Frank Zappa was a great muscian. And still makes me laugh.
Reviewer: sharalds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2008
Subject: Proof
I had heard and read of Mr. Zappa's role against censorship in music. This recording is excellent proof of his ability to stand firm against irrational types like Mr. Walton.
Reviewer: digitaldna23 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2008
Subject: Frank Zappa standing up for human rights
This is a wonderful testimonial to Frank's spirit and strength . And how frightened some people are of the ever changing world .
Reviewer: countsmokula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2008
Subject: Mr. Zappa Is The Man!!!! *****
Frank ripped him an asshole here, that's for sure :) hahahahahahahahahaha . LONG LIVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. THANKS A LOT FOR THIS DEBATE
Reviewer: procul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 15, 2007
Subject: bravo
bravo frank!
you were an a**hole but you were our kind of a**hole. we need more voices like yours in this cacophony

(and bravo barkbear -
your review was worthy of FZ himself)

- just another true american patriot
Reviewer: barkbear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2006
Subject: Frank Zappa- crossfire...twenty! years ago
That poor man,

...stuck between those greedy, bankrupt, sanctimonious mental midgets who would give up their language and minds and spout whatever jingoisms the ruling reptiles told them.

Crossfire - that bastion of journalistic reportage and skewed opinions...'as-if' discussions.

This is so onerous a task for Frank that i found myself embarassed to watch it to the end...
'you can't even speak your own fucking language' to quote FZ.

Now twenty years later i ask americans what it's like to live in a tin-pot third-world dictatorship where el-presidente has stolen two elections and lied to congress and the UN and led you into an illegal war.
...however i rate it highly for Frank's effort and for the clip showing up mainsteam media at its best. thank god for the interet...'which is being modified to accomodate the future'
Reviewer: ollj - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2006
Subject: Let's NOT talk about profanity, lets talk about words.
This is like one of those "One of the 4 objects does not belong to the other 3" IQ tests.

The contradicions make this very entertaining and funny.

Like in all politic debates the plot quickly changes everytime it becomes interestring by digging deep.
Zapa stays suprisingly cool almost all the time.
The hosts seem very biased and full of bullshit about profanity.
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